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Nottingham Trent University

German and European Studies (4 years)

UCAS Code: RR29
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • German studies
  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
Student score
70% LOW
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including German grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two qualifications which must include A-level German grade C or equivalent.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

and A-Level German grade C or equivalent qualification.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. GERMAN at NTU is offered as a post A-level subject. Our German course covers language and life in Germany as well as exploring the implications of history, society and politics. You'll examine a range of contemporary German Film and Literature. EUROPEAN STUDIES at NTU will give you the chance to study the interesting areas of European politics, society and culture. The course will help you to examine the historical, social and political impacts which have shaped European culture and the various cultures which sit within it. German at NTU is offered as a post A-level subject, you'll focus heavily on the German language, life in Germany and the history of the country. It has been created to ensure that you quickly learn the language through language classes before delving into an in-depth understanding of the cultures and societies in which it is spoken. In Year Three you can spend time working or studying in Germany or Austria. Our partner universities are found in Bremen, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Paderborn, Potsdam and Innsbruck. You'll be taught through the use of lectures, seminars and the latest methodologies and CALL technologies. This course will help you to gain impressive communicative skills whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. European Studies will provide you with a detailed understanding of the many factors which have shaped contemporary Europe. This course offers a unique opportunity to specialise in European Cultural Studies, European Cinema or European Politics and Society. You’ll examine how historical, geographical and cultural factors have impacted contemporary Europe and contemporary issues. You'll be taught by active researchers whose current strengths include, social movements, gender and Cinema and they'll encourage you to question whether there is a common European culture and what Europe is. This joint honours degree will prepare you for a range of national and international careers. You'll develop strong German communication skills and a great understanding of European culture. You'll gain critical awareness, be able to multi-task and become more intellectually motivated. Our German course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the German language and culture. During your third year you'll have the opportunity to either work or study in Germany or Austria to practically apply your learning of both subjects and to gain independence in a European country. Being able to communicate in a variety of ways through the use of a modern language is a skill that many of today’s leading firms are looking for. European studies will help to give you a broad understanding of the Contemporary Europe whilst examining Europe's historical, geographical and cultural meanings. This course offers a unique opportunity to specialise in a particular area such as European Cultural Studies or European Cinema which will help your degree to stand out in the employment market after graduating. You'll also obtain important knowledge surrounding the EU deal with migration and energy and the environment, which will provide you with a solid ground of knowledge to undertake numerous career options available to you nationally and internationally. Some of our most recent graduates have pursued careers within the civil service, journalism, education, United Nations and various international charities. Students with a language degree are now actively sought after by employers for today's markets.


You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introduction to German Culture and Society • Introduction to European Studies • Europe in the World, the World in Europe • Contemporary German Film and Literature • Languages at Work • European Cinema and the City • Class, Identity and Exile in British and European Fiction • Translation and Interpreting • Gender Politics in Europe.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. Nearly a quarter of working graduates from 2015 got jobs outside the UK — mostly as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. The relative strength of the German economy means there will continue to be opportunities there in the future. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers.. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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